" Novak won neuf Opens from Australia, I'm sure he wants to get to 10, ”Tiley said. “He's on 20 Grand Slam titles, just like Rafa Nadal, who is coming, and Roger Federer. One is going to outdo the other and I don't think Nova k would want to leave this feat to anyone else.
Although he enjoyed huge success at Melbourne Park, Djokovic occasionally rubbed local fans and was pilloried in January for trying to 'get better quarantine conditions for players as they self-isolate ahead of the 2021 tournament.
Tiley didn ' t expect what fans give Djokovic a hard time if he appeared at the tournament because that would mean the Serbian had followed the schedule and vaccinated.
" He is one of the greatest players of all time, ”Tiley said. "He had an opinion on something, some share it and the majority don't, and I cannse that there will be fair treatment of Novak. "
Tiley's comments amid the news, ATP Cup will return to Sydney as centerpiece A successful preparation for the Australian Open A record 17 tournaments will take place before the Open at Melbourne Park January 17-30.
This year's ATP Cup, along with all other WA preparatory events, took place in Melbourne Park due to the global pandemic. But with the country opening, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and even regional Victoria will get a slice of the action this summer.
The exceptional program begins on New Years Day with the ATP Cup at 4 pm teams from Jan. 1-9, while Australia's world No.1 Ash Barty is scheduled to open her summer at the Adelaide Women's International from Jan. 2-9.
A unique new Sydney Tennis Classic, a combined men's and women's event featuring a WTA 500 and an ATP 250, will take place in Sydney from January 9-15. The same week, the world's top male and female players will return. in Adelaide for a second event in the capital of South Australia.
Bendigo and Traralgon will also host the women's ATP Challenger and ITF tournaments from 2 to 9 January. There will also be two WTA 250 tournaments and an ATP 250 in Melbourne Park from January 3-9 before qualifying for the Australian Open begins the next day.